Συμπόσιον or amoris tristitia. Leśmian’s feast Cover Image

Συμπόσιον albo amoris tristitia. Biesiada Leśmiana
Συμπόσιον or amoris tristitia. Leśmian’s feast

Author(s): Artur Żywiołek
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology, Semiology, Aesthetics, Phenomenology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: aesthetics; rhythm; „phenomenology of perception”;

Summary/Abstract: The aesthetics of the poem In a raspberry bush, its phenomenology of sensuality is based on the contrapuntal combination of contrasts: spatial (like road / sideways), temporal (moment / eternity), visual (visible / invisible, light / dark), tactile (caress / no caress), somatic (closeness / remoteness of bodies ), audible (sound / silence, speech / silence). An important area of sensuality in this series of poems is created by affective lexis: jealousy, anger, pain, despair, longing and – just like in the Song of Songs – numerous evocations of „fragrance”. According to Bolesław Leśmian, „the author of Song over songs, evokes the whole refrains of feelings and thoughts, recalling in turn – the eyes of his lover, her breasts, lips and braids”. This rhythm – as a component of matter (body) and memory – organizes the content of the work; the content, which consists of a series of breakups and returns, mutual search and discovery, delights and disappointments, exhortations and responses, night and day, life and death.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2017
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 193-203
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish